Ride CP’s 2816 Empress Steam Train this summer

For the second summer in a row, Canadian Pacific and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada are offering an

opportunity to join them for a ride on the iconic CP 2816 Empress steam locomotive.

This summer you can choose from one of 15 dates in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and purchase tickets to ride with 100 per cent of the proceeds benefitting Children’s Wish.

The Empress is a class H1b Hudson locomotive that was built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1930. It is one of the very few remaining preserved steam locomotives in operation today. Last year, $50,000 was raised through this program. That’s the equivalent of five children with a life threatening illness being granted their most heartfelt wish.

In addition to operating the 2816 Steam Train, CP employees have raised over $250,000 through their employee-led bottle recycling program and other grassroots initiatives.

Check out the list of available trips and make sure you book early to reserve your seat. The train will stop in Agassiz this year. Passengers get a one-way ride and there is a leg from Coquitlam to Agassiz and another leg from Agassiz to North Bend. Cost of the tickets are $30 and $40 respectively. The day the train comes through Agassiz is July 13, and it is scheduled to be here between 9:35 a.m. and 10 a.m.

For more information about Canadian Pacific or the CP 2816 Empress steam locomotive, please visit www.cpr.ca

For more information about The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada or to meet some of the amazing children and families they serve visit www.childrenswish.ca.

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